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. . because of sam johnson's experience every u.s. military pilot who 2308s in his footsteps like me knows in our hearts if we are captured we'll never stop resisting our capriati tors and we'll always come home with honor like sam did. part of sam johnson, the sam johnson i know can be summed up in the first sentence sam said to his fellow p.o.w.'s after they left solitary confinement. sam said, lieutenant colonel sam johnson, reporting for duty, sir. i imagine that willal p.o.w. responded to sam like this, colonel johnson, take charge and carry out the plan of the day. sam has been taking charge and carrying out the plans of the day his whole life. i wasn't there to greet sam when he came home 40 years ago, but i'll say it to my friend now, welcome home, sam. welcome home. i yield back. mr. poe: i thank the gentleman from from sugarland, texas, for his insightful words. you pointed out, mr. olson, they spent four years in prisoner of war camp. during that four years he didn't talk to another american for four years. he could tap on the wall. contact them. codes they had developed over th
. because you see, 40 years ago, 40 years ago, colonel sam johnson was released as a prisoner of war in vietnam. he had spent seven years as a prisoner of war in vietnam. and ital started when he was flying one of his -- it all started when he was flying one of his f-4's, being a pilot, this was not a new experience. he had served in korea, flew 62 combat missions in an f-86 saber. called shirley's texas tornado, after his wife. shirley. so he flew 62 in korean war, vietnam he's on his 25th. flying an f-4 phantom he left lay ocean air space, came into -- left laotian air space, came into north vietnam, shot down by ground fire. this wasn't his first duty of -- tour of duty in vietnam, he was advertise second. sam johnson was an american warrior. after heffs shot down in 1966, his life took a turn. a different turn. when he parachuted out of his plane, his shoulder was injured, of course the vietnamese didn't do anything to help his injuries, he still carries some of those wounds from his prisoner days and from when he crashed, or when he came back down to earth in that parachute. he
:30. >> since first appearing here, sutro sam is quite the local attraction. admirers have become a threat >>> now is your chance to leave your mark on the heavens. astronomers are asking for help naming two new moons discovered on pluto. pluto has three other known moonz named for greek characters. short list follows the same pattern you can see here. if you tlik to have a vote we have a link on our web si. very clearly too much time on my hands. >> vote. just officially. >> i did. >> charlie ray jepsen's first trip to the grammy was a sweet one even though she didn't win. >> it's been 10 jeers since chicago took home academy award for best picture. the cast will reunite for the anniversary. they join a list including meryl streep and the cast of the "avengers". choose your favorites to win, compare with your friends on facebook. dancing with the stars doesn't come back until march. the 12 new cancers will be revealed february 26th on good morning america. don't forget to catch the new season here on abc. best new artist nominee carly ray je. psen may not have won but had a back up plan.
the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all three of those components who really support each other. and that's kind of what we work towards every day. >> valley creamery was opened in 2006. the two pastry chefs who started it, chris hoover and walker who is sam's wife, supplied all the pastries and bakeries for the market. they found a space on the block to do that and the ice cream kind of came as an afterthought. they realized the desire for ice cream and we now have lines around the corner. so, that's been a huge success. >>> in 2008, sam started 18 reasons, which is our community and event space where we do five
, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of snow in new york city. take a look at the snowfall totals we've got on the boards for you this morning. with some places in connecticut coming in about 34 inches of snow. st. james, new york, almost 30 inches of snow. boston right now -- remember, this is a blowing, blowing, driving snow. it's been very difficult to measure. in the entire overnight event of this storm, with 50-mile-per-hour, 60-mile-per-hour winds. we have boston at a preliminary number of about 18 inches. ginger's been out measuring that this morning. and new york city, because it's almost impossible, everything's in drifts and everything was blowing around.
of a mountain of salt up in boston. two to three feet of snow expected there. sam, first, give us all the latest on this storm. >> we might as well pull out the "b" word, blizzard, for this one. because it's the very worst that a winter storm can deliver and seven states from blizzard warnings out now. anywhere from newark to new york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new
of snow tonight. our team digging their way to get there. the extreme weather team on all of it and sam champion on what's coming next. >>> man hunt, the new reporting tonight of the former cop on the run and the worrisome training we never knew he had. >>> size matters? the red-hot controversy tonight. the actress who makes so many of us laugh. >>> and talk about pressure. the whole school counting on this first-grader. what they got only if he makes this free throw. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this saturday night. we do begin here with the blizzard of 2013. 45 million americans digging out from the snow. after hurricane-strength winds driving that storm through, the next system on the way. sam champion on that shortly. but first, the pictures tonight. half dozen states, images like this. this guy's snow blower almost completely disappearing. this, so common today. trying to get the cars that just vanished from the snow. one family put the camera on their back deck, look at how quickly the covered the lens. look at the northeast there. disappearing under a massive storm. of
. >>> and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the terrifying moments as people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when
details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major, major video and developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> we have just learned a 19 ut tourist has died after a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they bur
, and alexis mcgill johnson and sam seder. thank you for being here tonight tonight. >> thank you. >> john: jeff, i want to hear from you the dueling talking points that we have a spending problem, no, we don't, we have a revenue problem. really, which one is the bigger problem for the economy, and is there any hope for any sort of compromise? >> i think the big problem for the economy is that both sides have adopted austerity economics. the country has its head in the sand just like europe has had its head in the sand. we should learn a lesson from this them obama bought into the austerity economics. he dug himself a hole, and oh some how he has to temper that. we should not be cutting spending. we really don't have to raise revenues. this sequestration could slow the economy down enough to threaten recession. i don't think it is. the real irony one last point the economy is on the road to serious improvement. these guys, especially the republicans, but to some degree the democrats are setting us back. they're withdrawing money from the economy when we need it before we start. debts is do
trapping a number of students inside their middle school. sam has been checking all of it overnight. and, boy, this is quite a system. >> yeah. it covers so much of the country, elizabeth. by the numbers, it's impressive. looks at these numbers -- amarillo coming in with 19 inches of snow, a daily snowfall record. all of these are records. chicago, it's still snowing at 4.8. that's now your biggest snowfall of the season so far. and then, head south from the storm, where it's no longer a snowmaker, it's just a bad weathermaker and severe storms. and notice this is a picture of tampa. look at this right here. that's the bottom of a waterspout that later became a tornado. there were 95-mile-per-hour winds moving through tampa, as this made landfall. this doesn't happen a lot when these waterspouts make land fall. when they make land, they make a really big impact. and to the big snow. look at alex perez in chicago this morning. and that's about 4 to 12 inches this morning in the chicagoland area. good morning, alex. >> reporter: overnight, a sloppy, snowy mess across the chicago area. on t
name was sam and he wrote long letters professing his love and e-mailing photos of a strapping young man. we are blurring the faces in these photos because there is no way to know who they really depict. >> there was definite romance. we talked on the phone every day. >> sam said he was overseas on business, but he couldn't wait to meet her. and then an odd request. >> he wanted to deposit his paycheck into my bank account and then have me send him the money. >> he said the funds were frozen. could she help? lori declined, but sam kept the love letters flowing and lori was swept up in romance. when he asked for a birthday present, lori sent him a $50 itunes gift card. then another request for money. >> $50,000 cash advance on a $50,000. it is like, seriously? >> lori told him she couldn't afford it. after that sam stopped writing. lori began to realize the man of her dreams was really a con artist. >> i did go through those being angry and then depressed. >> luckily all she lost was a gift card. not so lucky was susan from contra costa county. susan has asked us to conceal her identi
how beautiful you are in my eyes. jay he said his name -- >> he said his name was sam and he wrote long letters professing his love and e-mailing photos of a strapping young man. we are blurring the faces in these photos because there is no way to know who they really depict. >> there was definite romance. we talked on the phone every day. >> sam said he was overseas on business, but he couldn't wait to meet her. and then an odd request. >> he wanted to deposit his paycheck into my bank account and then have me send him the money. >> he said the funds were frozen. could she help? lori declined, but sam kept the love letters flowing and lori was swept up in romance. when he asked for a birthday present, lori sent him a $50 itunes gift card. then another request for money. >> $50,000 cash advance on a $50,000. it is like, seriously? >> lori told him she couldn't afford it. after that sam stopped writing. lori began to realize the man of her dreams was really a con artist. >> i did go through those being angry and then depressed. >> luckily all she lost was a gift card. not so lucky w
being nothing more than just a drop in the bucket. >> reporter: this is seven-year-old sam brodie. he is living with autism. his parents know caring for him is a 24/7 job. even during it v interviews, which is why the brought did is are hoping maryland lawmakers keep a budget intact that would bring relief to families who can't afford autism treatment. >> that gets us therapy. >> reporter: unfortunately, sam and his family don't stand to gain anything if the line item passes. currently the waiting list has more than 3900 children. sam will be 405. maryland is one of the few states that doesn't mandate insurance companies to cover autism treatment, so families like the brodies rely on medicaid to pay for some of it. >> a program for him, at this point, that would be effective for him would be about three to four hours a week. and we are only getting one. >> reporter: to bridge the void, sam's parents make sure he has plenty of comforts at home. >> i have my dog and the quarterbacks and therapy and jim mast stick and the dentist -- gymnastics, because i have awe youtism. >> -- i have au
. >> fine, you want to come, come. >> you'll see james on screen starting march 8th. >> sam had already directed james in three spiderman films. and jokes he learned that james and the wizard had a bit in common. >> the story of a selfish man who becomes a selfless man. however, as i began to think about james' experiences, i remember when he was a selfish young actor. you want to defend yourself, go ahead. >> as well as sam knows me, i know him. i've known him for a little over 11 years, he's a bit of a womanizer and a bit of a phony in the beginning. i think we've delved deeply enough for your show right now. >> at that point prince michael was told he had time for one last question. i reminded him of something he wanted to ask. >> i just turned 16, i'm looking to get advice. do you have any advice? >> i have advice. in this is what i like to tell people, look at sam ramie. he directs some of the biggest movies today. he started off making his own movies on 8 millimeter camera. a lot of directors you admire now that are making the biggest movies. doesn't have to be good. look at some
's go live to senior vatican correspondent is a mapt a bee who is in rome right now. sam, thanks for joining us. ( cheers and applause ) nice to see you in rome. >> thank you, jon. i am in rome. i am at the vatican >> jon: i can see that, sam, terrific. we haven't seen a papal resignation in 600 years. what happened here, sam? >> let's just say he's had a crisis of faith. >> jon: oh, wow. since when? >> well, honestly, since the whole manti te'o thing. the pope has just started to question a long-term relationship with someone he talks to all the time but has never actually met. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: that manti te'o thing was absurd. the guy's girlfriend dies and then suddenly comes back to life and... oh! >> they chat like 100 times a day right before bed but never on skype or faith time >> jon: face time faith time. it's a vatican thing. it's like chat roulette but with fewer dongs. >> jon: shouldn't that be no dongs? >> yes, jon. yes, it should. >> jon: so the pope is resigning because he thinks for the past seven years he's been in a relationship not with jesus but
. >> john: harry reid pushes back i'm joined by political reporter joe williams and sam seder author of "ring of fire." joe, let me start with you since i already sucked up to sam. did president obama signal which way the gun debate is going in that speech? he did say that a vast majority of americans support background checks and the assault weapons ban, the ten-round ammo clip, that deserved a vote in congress. it seemed he indicated which way this is going, do you agree? >> he outlaid four basic principles, but out of all four of them the only one that he and harry reid had talked about and interviewed was the background check. that is likely to get through both houses of congress. it probably have a much tougher time in the house because you have a vast number of congress members who have "a" raters, not just "b" ratings but "a" ratings. i don't think it's going anywhere. you heard harry reid, the leader of the senate where the democrats have the majority, even he is cool to that one. i think the background check is the most realistic option, and as the president said today you g
got the furniture they paid for a year later. >> and the antics of sutro sam.÷1s÷ a river otter may be getting too much attention at the beach. stay with us. abc 7 news9<ñ at 6:00 continues here in just a moment. >>> california tax payers forking over millions every year to defend the state's prison system from lawsuits filed by inmates. the same attorneys frequently say the state is bringing this the governor and others want the courts to start cracking down on all litigation. >> governor brown lamented endless stacks of legal documents and the drain the lawsuits vont state budget. lawyers wandering ash looking for problems. >> the state now confirms lawsuit cost taxpayers about $180 million in legal fees and could court appointees alone. the bulk from two yet to be resolved cases involving whether the medical and health care meets constitutional standards this is closer to $200 million if you count costs to defend itself. and people appointed to fix the problems. financially benefit by keeping case goesing. >> if you make millions and continue with the lawsuit you stand to make m
back with her. welcome back, too. amy, sam, lara, we're all here. and talk about down in alabama. little ethan is safe. rescued by the fbi. he was having a great time last night. surrounded by his toys. >> it's been a harrowing week for little ethan. it all ended with the fbi raiding that underground bunker to free him from the man who held him captive. police were watching every moment on that little camera. they only went in when they thought the 5-year-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: so often, we're telling stories that have truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long stan
the show goes on the air. >> a lot of jumping. >> we were very, very, very excited. >> sam, the voice of reason. >> don't give it all up. >>> let's get right to that breaking news. the stunning twist in the case of olympic star oscar pistorius. bazi kanani has seen it all in the courtroom. she joins us now. good morning, bazi. >> reporter: george, a bombshell development in the courtroom today, when the prosecutor identifies their key witness, the lead detective in the case, is charged of murder charges. oscar pistorius and his family were looking more relieved today, now that the prosecution has been dealt this new blow. the detective faces seven charges of attempted murder, stemming from a 2011 incident, where he and two other police officers were accused of opening fire on a minivan carrying several people. >> the prosecution has made the decision to charge the investigating officer, as well as two other officers, for the charge of attempted murder. >> reporter: prosecutors say they will investigate whether the detective should remain on the pistorius case. the bizarre twist, unrav
, sam zell. top-ranked money manager don yakman. his fund have seen annual returns of 10% over the last five years. we'll also talk about how business leaders and investors are reacting to president obama's state of the union address. among the topics high talked about last night, jobs and the economy. even mentioning some companies by name. >> jobs for ten years, manufacturers have added 500,000 jobs over the past three. caterpillar is bringing jobs back from japan. ford is bringing jobs back from mexico. and this year, apple will start making macs in america again. >> we will be speaking with the ceo of one of those companies. caterpillar's doug olberhelman at 8:00 eastern. we'll talk about where the jobs are coming back and what washington could be doing to promote more job growth. >>> we'll talk about washington's looming debt threat with aetna boss mark bertolini. and as far corporate news, the story hits close to home. comcast securing full control of nbcuniversal in a $16.7 billion deal. the nation's largest cable operator unveiling plans to buy out general electric's venture. co
, however, they have a bit warmer temps than i had in florida this weekend, sam champion, this frigid blast went from the northeast all the way down to central florida. >> you were not alone. and a lot of folks got another big hit of snow. two over the weekend. let's walk over to the wall. a lot of facebook and twitter pictures coming in over the weekend. that from huntersville, north carolina. just a good white covering of snow. for that outer banks area. and all the way up, kind of skipped the new york city area but really pounded from boston to hyannisport pretty heavily. a good hit of snow. this storm, in some way was almost as powerful as the blizzardmaker. boston comes in with five inches of snow. up to 10 inches of snow in some locations there. the cold air dragging in behind. 12 below in saranac lake. new york city n the single digits this morning. the wind chills are brutally cold this morning. one more snowmaker we'll watch develop. north dakota on into minnesota. with the blizzard warning conditions this morning. but it's february, and every bit of it. josh? >> thank you, sam. pa
. >> in east contra costa county heather abc 7 news. >> welcome up next on 7 news at 9:00. antic of sutro sam. river otter who may getting too much attention at the beach. we'll mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> sutro sam. river otter who relocated to ocean beach and site of former sutro bath draw crowd and admirer to the new dig but as mark explains, all the attention is also raising some concern. >> in january just after sutro sam first appeared at the sutro bath there were so many people coming around the pool the park shvs to put up barricade and signs. no dog allowed. this area off limits. >> we have seen people bringing our dog down here. people trying to flush sam out of his pool t
. josh and sam are in new orleans. they rode down with robin. back home with her family for the first time since her bone marrow transplant. she's working her way back step by step. step by happy step. we'll have more on that later. such an important part of her recovery and she was so excited to get down to that region. >>> but first, let's get to that blast at the u.s. embassy in ankara. let's start with pierre. one of the most heavily fortified embassies in the middle east. it happened in the middle of the day. >> reporter: the situation is veried fluid. we're trying to get more details. a blast at the gate to the u.s. embassy. the state department is calling this a terrorist attack. the associated press is reporting that the u.s. ambassador has told reporters there that a guard at the gate was killed. at least one turkish citizen has wounded. they're calling it a suicide bombing. rescue personnel are at the scene. u.s. officials here in washington are pressing to get more information. pierre homegrown islamic terrorists have exploded bombs in istanbul before. any claims of respons
stration, repeal legislation, delegitimize presidents. the sam town is with me tonight. he's editor of the "new york times" book review and willie brown is the former san francisco mayor. thank you so much, sam, and mr. mayor, thaup as well. sam, this is amazing. i love trying to find out our roots politically. i wish i could do a television show, in fact, where every time there's a news story take us back to where it all started, and did you here so beautifully. we have people like rick perry and all across the south mouthing phrases like secession and nullification and it all goes back to those fights they had in the house and the senate in the 1850s, but you have now pointed out this is now the stripe, sort of the road map the republican party has been taking since way back when. >> well, yes, chris. and great to be here, great to be here with the mayor. there's a terrible historical tragedy and paradox here. in the 1950s as i say in the piece you read, republicans looked pretty good on civil rights under eisenhower, the brown decision, the central high and little rock where he d
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